LOUIS PHILIPPE RELEASES “THE FUNERAL SINGER” CD: SONGS FOR COMFORT AND HEALING

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November 2015

“It’s been on my bucket list for a long time now,” said Maine singer and recording artist Louis Philippe. “Very often I’ll meet people in public who will stop me and say ‘Oh, you’re the guy who sang such-and-such a song at so-and-so’s funeral…that was so beautiful…do you have that song on CD?’” Now I’ll finally be able to say I do.

THE FUNERAL SINGER—like The Wedding Singer or The Jazz Singer— is designed for a specialized niche market. VOLUME 1, released this week on Reindeer Records’ Joppa Jive label, is a collection of 15 most popular and powerful songs customarily associated with funerals and memorial celebrations but also bring comfort, healing and peace of mind during many of life’s transitions.

“This is the CD you want to reach for when dealing with the death of beloved pet, or the end of a relationship, losing a job, a health crisis, moving away, or any number of milestones that cause sadness and separation,” said Philippe.

Philippe, an avid proponent of music therapy, knows first-hand the impact of the songs he personally selected for this CD. “With over 40 years experience in Music Ministry, I can guarantee there is no stronger source for inner strength and consolation then hearing such simple, beautiful, peace-filled music and soothing words—especially God’s words,” he noted.

In the Portland area alone, Louis Philippe has provided music for funerals at St. Pius X, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, St. Bartholomew, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Peter, Holy Cross, St. John, St. Louis, Sacred Heart, St. Edmund, St. Anne, Westbrook-Warren Congregational, Highland Lakes Congregational, North Deering Congregational and Trinity Lutheran Churches.

Until recently, he was Music Director at Our Lady Of Hope parish in Portland and Choir Director at St. Anthony’s in Westbrook.

THE FUNERAL SINGER, recorded and produced by David Angel Entertainment in Gorham, includes time-tested favorites such as How Great Thou Art, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, It Is Well With My Soul, Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling and Ave Maria, along with more contemporary songs like Amy Grant‘s El Shaddai, Don Besig’s Flying Free, and Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up. Plus you’ll get the Word direct from God in songs like Be Still And Know That I Am God, Be Not Afraid, and I The Lord. The list also includes beautiful renditions of Irish Blessing, Where My Father Lives, and Lord You Have Come To The Seashore, and the long-established French-Canadian favorite J’Irais La Voir Un Jour.

“I definitely feel God’s anointing on this project,” the singer proclaimed. “I have no doubt that God has a very specific purpose for this CD and will assuredly use it to bring His healing message to many individuals who aren’t even aren’t aware they’ll benefit from it yet. Plus it’s a great calling card for churches and funeral homes who find themselves in need of quality, spiritual, sensitive music.

To help spread his ministry, Louis Philippe is offering free performances for a limited time only to non-profit organizations, senior groups, churches and health care facilties. Requests for CDs and concert appearances can be made by calling 207 857 9002, emailing reindeer@maine.rr.com or visiting www.reindeergroup.org.  A video about THE FUNERAL SINGER can be viewed online at youtube.com/watch?v=3PxJGJOl0kk.

LP

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